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Dick Cheney’s personal war and fighting terror with democracy not more terror…

Posted by on Feb 15, 2010 | 0 comments

Monday link dump…

  • Cheney: Waterboarding should have been an option for underbomber – “I was a big supporter of waterboarding. I was a big supporter of the enhanced interrogation techniques,” he said. Of course, for years the CIA has maintained that torture does not produce actionable intel. And, of course, the public practice of torture (they went public with this remember) is more PR than anything. I am of the opinion that Cheney understands that torture does not create actionable intel. But, the propaganda value is simply too great in his view. This is the discussion we should be having…
  • Cheney Struggles To Explain Terror Contradictions – Dick Cheney has never been one for consistency of message, nor of adhering to the established facts. It’s unfortunate that he now feels comfortable undermining a sitting president (no matter his political affiliation) in order to secure his own personal legacy and save his ass.
  • Biden: Cheney ‘not entitled to re-write history’ – See above.
  • A Terrorist Tried In Federal Court: The Case Of Aafia Siddiqui – When we examine the facts, it becomes clear that the GOP is using terrorism as political fodder. So, facts such as this get brushed under the carpet. It’s bad for the coutnry and it’s bad politics. But, they are a party in decline after all…I am for trying terrorists in civilian courts. So is the Pentagon.
  • Critical Mass: Dem Agenda Opens Right-Wing Doors – Mandatory reading…
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health care in Iraq, obama antichrist, neocon wackjobs…

Posted by on Sep 4, 2009 | 0 comments

Links of the day:

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hate, health care and money

Posted by on Sep 1, 2009 | 0 comments

A few links worth reading:

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webuzz: ted hope, yoko ono…

Posted by on Sep 1, 2009 | 0 comments

A few links worth sharing….

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the death of middle america

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 | 0 comments

From Glenn Greenwald – It’s time to embrace American royalty:

…all of the above-listed people are examples of America’s Great Meritocracy, having achieved what they have solely on the basis of their talent, skill and hard work — The American Way. By contrast, Sonia Sotomayor — who grew up in a Puerto Rican family in Bronx housing projects; whose father had a third-grade education, did not speak English and died when she was 9; whose mother worked as a telephone operator and a nurse; and who then became valedictorian of her high school, summa cum laude at Princeton, a graduate of Yale Law School, and ultimately a Supreme Court Justice — is someone who had a whole litany of unfair advantages handed to her and is the poster child for un-American, merit-less advancement.

From Motorman Mark – Why Middle America Must Be Crushed:

There are a large number of US citizens, traditionally referred to as “Middle Americans,” who are engaged in small, private industry-jobs that have an uncertain future and that live and die on the prospects of a marketplace that is unhindered by taxes and government regulation. Even if they live in a rental unit, they live in communities dominated by the concerns of low-income home owners-people who do not know how to get along with more than $500 a month spent on housing costs-to whom the yearly property tax bill is a very big deal. They can’t spend too much breath decrying the expense of the local school system, or the roads, or the courts and emergency services-each of which provides them an obvious benefit. So what do they get mad at?? “Government.” Whatever that means.

A pattern emerges. We worship an ideal which most of us will never attain and deny what we truly are in order to insure at least the fantasy that we are part of the aristocracy. An aristocracy that devours us as we cheer it on in the hope that they will let us in the door.

It’s a perspective that is enforced and propagated by advertising and marketing as well.

Something better lay ahead to be sure… Break free.

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webuzz: obama, racism, media and other stuff

Posted by on Jul 24, 2009 | 0 comments

Weekend reading list….

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webuzz: right wing disinfo watch

Posted by on Jun 16, 2009 | 0 comments

While conservatives can’t seem to govern, they know who to sling propaganda with the best of them. The current theme is twofold: right wingers are the victims, and anything bad that happens, liberals are to blame for it. A few examples plucked from the interwebs…

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webuzz: health care, rights, swine flu, domestic terror…

Posted by on Jun 11, 2009 | 0 comments

Links of the day:

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webuzz: the cheney vs obama game

Posted by on May 20, 2009 | 0 comments

Conservatives think that backing a losing horse is going to win them fans….

  • Were Obama And Chavez All Handshakes And Smiles?“Prediction: The controversy was fun for the GOP’s talk radio political culture base but polls will likely show the vast majority of Americans won’t be upset at Obama. Which raises a serious, ongoing problem for the GOP: Did you ever hear the story about the boy who cried “Wolf”?”
  • No, obviously they have not.

  • OBAMA VS. CHENEY: White House Blinks. – Misguided conservatives actually think it’s a horse race…
  • Politico v. Reality – Round 897 – Some facts for the GOP challenged: “…let’s pretend this is some sort of face-off between equals; the President of the United States delivering a major policy address versus the most unpopular former Vice President in history promoting his failed policies to a roomful of acolytes at a conservative think tank luncheon.”
  • Cheney hits Obama on handshake
  • So, when does Cheney’s sell serving behavior become out and out undermining of a sitting US president? Obama can handle it easily, but it does raise the question… especially since Cheney’s motives are deeply compromised

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